President hosts Eid-ul-Azha reception at BangabhabanBangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / New Age Online
President Abdul Hamid Wednesday urged all to reflect the great principle and lesson of Eid-ul-Azha in their thinking and works.
"Patience and tolerance are compulsory for building a peaceful and tolerant society," he said.
The President was giving a short reaction to journalists while hosting a reception marking the holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, at Bangabhaban here this morning.
President Abdul Hamid expressed his hope that the Eid-ul- Azha would further strengthen unity, solidarity and brotherhood of the Muslim nations.
"I express my heartiest greetings to the countrymen and all brothers and sisters of the Muslim Ummah on this occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha," he said.
The President wished a happy and prosperous Eid-ul-Azha for all.
President Abdul Hamid and his wife Rashida Khanom hosted the reception to the top tire of the government, elite of the society and diplomats.
Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Deputy Speaker Shawkat Ali, ministers including Planning Minister Air Vice Marshal (retd) AK Khandaker, Law Minister Barrister Shafiq Ahmed, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister M Faruq Khan and Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, advisers to the Prime Minister and state ministers joined the reception.
Besides, judges of the Supreme Court, Chief Election Commissioners, election commissioners, members of parliament, leaders of different political parties, chiefs of the three services, editors, secretaries, vice chancellors of different universities, educationists, recipients of national awards, senior journalists, writers, poets, litterateurs, representatives of business community, religious personalities, artistes, high civil and military officials joined the reception.
Ambassadors and high commissioners of different countries in Bangladesh and chiefs of international agencies also attended the reception.
President Abdul Hamid welcomed the guests, exchanged Eid greetings with them and wished them a prosperous life.
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